Preparation and Properties of Polyvinyl Chloride/Carbon Nanotubes Composite
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Chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes were combined with PVC to enhance both toughness and strength by simply mixing long alkyl chain modified multi-wall carbon nanotubes (abbreviated as MWNTs) or Ester-functionalized soluble MWNTs (abbreviated as eMWNTs) with PVC in Tetrahydrofuran (THF)/Cyclohexanone (CH) solution to obtain good dispersity solution. The MWNTs modified with 1-Bromohexadecane can effectively increase the intermolecular force with PVC by hydrogen bond. The obtained nanocomposite has a regular shape with homogeneously dispersed particles. PVC/2 wt% eMWNTs has been proved to possess excellent thermal stability. The intermolecular force between eMWNTs and PVC endows the as-fabricated nanocomposite with enhanced toughness and strength, indicating that our method is promising for wide use in PVC/eMWNTs nanocomposition.
Key wordspolyvinyl chloride (PVC) toughness and strength MWNTs
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